The skin under our eyes is the most delicate part of our face. Therefore, there are a few ground rules when it comes to looking for an eye product, especially an everyday one.
First and foremost, a good eye cream should be able to hydrate without clogging your pores. If you end up using something too heavy for your skin type, you might get a reaction or milia –those tiny little bumps– under your eyes. Also, it’s always better to pick one without a fragrance because even a beautiful scent can lead to an unwanted reaction.
So if you’re looking for an effective and reliable everyday eye cream, and are confused with all the options and the variety, we are here to help. Here’s a list of products that are suitable for all skin types, every gender, and all ages. They are fragrance-free and hydrating; small but mighty. Pick one for yourself below.
Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream, $55
It’s the eye cream that we all go back to, thanks to its simple yet effective formulation. Made with
avocado oil, beta-carotene, and shea butter, Kiehl’s Avocado Eye Cream aims to moisturize, de-puff, and brighten the under-eyes. It also defends the eye area from digital fatigue caused by blue light. It has a very pale green color which helps with color correcting.
Clinique All About Eyes Rich, $37
Suitable for all skin types, the number one priority of All About Eyes Rich is to moisturize the skin. It has shea butter, and a great combination of extracts —wheat, barley, St. Paul’s Wort, birch, and
green tea— to de-puff and calm the under-eye area. It also helps to strengthen the skin barrier.
Bioderma Sensibio Eye, 13,90€
When it comes to sensitive skin, finding a suitable eye product can be tricky. Just having it fragrance-free is often not enough. Bioderma Sensibio Eye has a light, gel-like texture and a soothing complex to help minimize discomfort under the eye area, and increase the skin’s resistance. It hydrates with
hyaluronic acid and helps reduce puffiness with caffeine.
Mutha Up All Night Eye Cream, $90
This blue bottle has pearl powder, coffee seeds, and botanical extracts to increase the skin’s radiance and help reduce dark circles. With hyaluronic acid, kefir, and rice
peptides, it protects, hydrates, and repairs the eye area. Even though it looks like it has a rich consistency, the texture is light and easily absorbed.
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Eyes, £28
If you’re looking to target wrinkles and dark circles, this might be the one. Hyalu B5 Eyes contains the brand’s all-star ingredient thermal water to soothe the skin, and Vitamin B5 to help with the regeneration process. It also has hyaluronic acid in two different molecular sizes to thoroughly hydrate.
Perricone MD Hypoallergenic CBD Sensitive Skin Therapy Soothing & Hydrating Eye Cream, $72
Both cannabidiol (CBD) and bisabolol (derived from chamomile extract) are super soothing for the look of stressed skin. In the meantime, Marigold extract hydrates and, you guessed it, soothes the skin. It has a rich texture that locks in moisture –perfect for colder weather too.
Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Eye Gel, $43
The name says it all: Water Drench. This eye gel from Peter Thomas Roth keeps your eye contour area extremely hydrated with hyaluronic acid and pentavition complex. The mighty gel also helps smooth fine lines and de-puff tired eyes. The lightweight and refreshing texture is a great bonus, especially in the mornings.
Youth To The People Superberry Dream Eye Cream, $48 at Sephora
The brand that makes my ride-or-die
cleanser, has an overnight eye cream that gets to work while you sleep. The ingredient list has goji berries, plant-based ceramides, vegan hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin C. This amalgamation of ingredients works to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, firm the skin and simultaneously hydrate the under-eye area overnight. Works like a dream, pun intended.
Chanel N°1 de Chanel Revitalizing Eye Cream, $75
Red camellia extract has a special talent to protect against oxidation caused by pollution, act as an anti-aging agent, comfort, and help with protecting the skin barrier. Chanel also uses this beautiful flower’s water for its refreshing properties. Additionally, this gel-to-cream formula helps to de-puff and smooth the under-eye area.
Wondertip: Use your ring finger when applying eye cream. This is our weakest finger, therefore applies the least amount of gentle pressure on the eye contour area.